Dagon Captures Ark of the Covenant

But once again the people are at war with the Philistines. Fearing defeat in battle, the Israelites bring the Ark of the Covenant onto the battlefield hoping it will protect them. But it is captured and displayed as a trophy before a statue of the “victorious” Dagon. (1 Sam. 4:16-17)

Priests carry Ark into Battle (1640), by Gerrit Claesz Bleker. Public Domain.